Coping with a Stressful Event
What's Going On? <ul><li>There are many events that can be categorised as stressful.  </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of these ...
After a Stressful Event <ul><li>It is normal to feel some stress, anxiety, sadness or to be afraid and it can take time fo...
If your experience causes you to: <ul><li>have flashbacks of the event </li></ul><ul><li>have bad dreams </li></ul><ul><li...
What Can I Do? <ul><li>It is important that you deal with the feelings and reactions you are having so that they don't bec...
Here are some tips  that may be helpful
Scream! <ul><li>One way of letting go of your feelings is to Scream </li></ul><ul><li>That all depends on where you are </...
Draw it!   <ul><li>This is an another way of letting go of your feelings.  </li></ul><ul><li>Here you can draw a picture o...
Keeping a Diary <ul><li>It may help to keep a diary where you can write down your feelings, as well as anything else that ...
Talking to Someone   <ul><li>Sometimes bottling your thoughts inside you can make the reactions worse. </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Seeking Help   <ul><li>Your local doctor, clinical psychologist, counsellor or youth worker will be able to help you with ...
Getting Help <ul><li>Your local doctor will be listed in the white pages - they can give you a referral to a psychologist ...
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Coping With A Stressful Event

  1. 1. Coping with a Stressful Event
  2. 2. What's Going On? <ul><li>There are many events that can be categorised as stressful. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of these are being involved in or witnessing an accident, being a victim of or witnessing abuse or violence, or losing someone close to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Any stressful event can have an influence on how you feel emotionally. </li></ul>
  3. 3. After a Stressful Event <ul><li>It is normal to feel some stress, anxiety, sadness or to be afraid and it can take time for you to adjust to a lifestyle you are comfortable with again. </li></ul>
  4. 4. If your experience causes you to: <ul><li>have flashbacks of the event </li></ul><ul><li>have bad dreams </li></ul><ul><li>lose your appetite </li></ul><ul><li>lack sleep </li></ul><ul><li>become distant from day to day activities </li></ul><ul><li>you may want to consult your doctor or a counsellor </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Can I Do? <ul><li>It is important that you deal with the feelings and reactions you are having so that they don't become overwhelming. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Here are some tips that may be helpful
  7. 7. Scream! <ul><li>One way of letting go of your feelings is to Scream </li></ul><ul><li>That all depends on where you are </li></ul><ul><li>I would go out onto my balcony and just scream at the top of my lungs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Draw it! <ul><li>This is an another way of letting go of your feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Here you can draw a picture or image, which may help to express what is going on for you. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Keeping a Diary <ul><li>It may help to keep a diary where you can write down your feelings, as well as anything else that you wish to write about. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Talking to Someone <ul><li>Sometimes bottling your thoughts inside you can make the reactions worse. </li></ul><ul><li>It may be helpful to talk to a friend or family member about the event and what you are feeling. </li></ul><ul><li>It may also be helpful for you to share your feelings with someone who was involved in the event. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Seeking Help <ul><li>Your local doctor, clinical psychologist, counsellor or youth worker will be able to help you with strategies to cope with your feelings and reactions. </li></ul><ul><li>If things are really bad then they can give you medication, which will assist in calming you. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Getting Help <ul><li>Your local doctor will be listed in the white pages - they can give you a referral to a psychologist or a psychiatrist. </li></ul>

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